This brass wick trimmer is a great candle tool. Using this wick cutter is much easier than using scissors to trim your candle wicks for a number of reasons. The curved handle and head make it easy to reach down int to container candles to make the perfect cut. Also, the design of the cutting head makes it hold the wick trimming so it does not fall into the candle. Leaving wick trimmings in the wax makes them look terrible and could cause a fire hazard.